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Why NEAR might be a healthy candidate for a sizable bounce

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Why NEAR might be a healthy candidate for a sizable bounce

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  • NEAR’s price action leaned towards the bearish side of things, especially in the last two weeks.
  • Its volume recently reached a new low. However, it did register a slight volume uptick

Though NEAR delivered an unenthusiastic performance last week, things may change soon. The coin’s performance reflected a lack of bullish stimulation, considering the rough crash the previous week. Thus, this new week might bring some good tidings for holders, and here’s why.


Read NEAR’s price prediction 2023-24


The NEAR Protocol has announced a partnership with ESG DAO that will probably reignite development activity. This development reflects the protocol’s push toward the sustainability agenda.

Its involvement with such a rating platform will further highlight the network’s growing ecosystem, especially with a focus on real-world utility.

The announcement revealed that the partnership will aim to facilitate the creation of a superior type of ESG ratings. But this may not be enough to trigger a resurgence of development activity, as the metric was at its lowest monthly level, at the time of writing.

NEAR development activity

Source: Santiment

Low development activity often leads to lower investor confidence. Unsurprisingly, NEAR’s price action leaned towards the bearish side of things, especially in the last two weeks.

The weighted sentiment indicated that investors’ sentiment had dropped significantly since mid-November. Nevertheless, it was still notably higher than its current monthly level.

NEAR weighted sentiment

Source: Santiment

The demand for NEAR in the derivatives segment reflected the market sentiment observations. While the aforementioned metrics favored the bears, there was one particular observation that hinted toward a change of direction.

NEAR’s volume recently reached a new low. However, it did register a slight volume uptick, especially in the last 24 hours. This is particularly important, considering NEAR’s current price level.

NEAR volume and funding rate

Source: Santiment

The price action of NEAR indicates…

NEAR extended its downside in the last 24 hours to $1.48. Thus, resulting in a retest of its current monthly low. More noteworthy is that the price is now within the same bottom range as its current historic low.

NEAR price action

Source: TradingView

If history repeats itself, then NEAR investors should brace for another bounce. Interestingly, the observed slight increase in volume in the last 24 hours reflected an uptrend in its money flow indicator. A sign of accumulation near its current bottom range.

Well, the altcoin has already drawn down by over 55% from its current monthly high. Such a discount will likely be attractive to investors, hence there is a  likelihood of demand resuming near the current lows.

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Michael is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. He has 5 years of experience in finance and forex and more than two years as a writer in the crypto and blockchain segments. Michael's writing at AMBCrypto is primarily focused on cryptocurrency market news and technical analysis. His interests include motorcycles and exotic cars.
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